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Olloclip Macro Lens Is Ready For Its Close-Up [Review]

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3-In-1 Macro Lens by Olloclip
Category: iPhoneography
Works With: iPhone 5/S, iPod Touch 5g
Price: $70

Olloclip’s 3-In–1 Macro lens is extremely limited, but that’s by design: It’s a set of close-up lenses for the iPhone 5/S and fifth-gen iPod Touch (using the included adapter) which let you magnify the tiny world around us and put these wonders where God intended: on Instagram.

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iZZi Slim Lens Case Goes Up Mano-a-Mano Against Olloclip [CES 2014]

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The new iZZi Slim on the right, with a red alloy Orbit Pro behind it on the left. Photo: Eli Milchman

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LAS VEGAS — Think the only serious, affordable quiver of lenses available for iPhone 5/S iPhoneography are the ones from Olloclip? Nope. Wrong.

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Take Closeup iPhone 5 Photos With This Pair of Carson LensMag Macro Lenses

Take Closeup iPhone 5 Photos With This Pair of Carson LensMag Macro Lenses

Microscope-like macro lenses are super neat — and not just because they let you see the little hairs on a ladybug’s leg. No, macro lenses can show you a whole new world. Or macro lenses can spark (or rekindle) a love affair with photography. Heck, at the very least, they’re good for hours of amusement.

There’s no shortage of macro lenses for the iPhone: There’s the high-end Olloclip, which also comes with a fisheye and a wide-angle lens; then there’s also this rubber-band macro from Photojojo, and these magnetic specimens.

Add to the list the new Carson ML-515 LensMag, a pair of iPhone macro lenses that clip magnetically onto the iPhone 5 — pretty standard fare. Only there is something different.

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Holiday Gift Idea: Olloclip Lens Triplet Now Available for The iPhone 5

Holiday Gift Idea: Olloclip Lens Triplet Now Available for The iPhone 5

One of the best pieces of iPhonography kit we’ve played with is the Olloclip, a tiny gizmo that clips onto the corner of the iPhone 4/S and gives photographers the use of three additional lenses; now it’s finally available for the iPhone 5.

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Macro Photography Shoot-Out: iPhone 4S Versus iPhone 5

Macro Photography Shoot-Out: iPhone 4S Versus iPhone 5

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Lex from Modahaus got in touch to let us know about this post on their blog, comparing the macro photography capabilities of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5.

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Hands-On With Zoom, Fisheye, Wide And Macro Lenses For iPhone and iPad [Reviews]

Hands-On With Zoom, Fisheye, Wide And Macro Lenses For iPhone and iPad [Reviews]

Fisheye and telephoto, the two extremes

One disadvantage of using an iPhone or iPad as a camera is that you’re stuck with a single, fixed focal-length lens. Optical zoom can work only so far before even Instagram photos start to look bad, and phones with built in optical zooms tend to resemble actual cameras.

The solution? Add-on lenses. Today, we’ll take a look at Photojojo’s four-in-one set of fisheye, macro, wide angle and telephoto lenses. These accessory lenses stick magnetically over the iDevice’s camera, changing the point of view.

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Use A Droplet Of Water Instead Of A Macro Lens On Your iPhone Or iPad [iOS Tips]

Use A Droplet Of Water Instead Of A Macro Lens On Your iPhone Or iPad [iOS Tips]

Detailed close-up taken with an iPhone. Courtesy of OS X Daily.

Your iPhone’s camera might be good enough to replace your old point-and-shoot — especially if you have the iPhone 4S — but it does have some flaws. For instance, it’s not great at taking those really close-up shots for catching the smallest details; it just doesn’t focus.

But with just a droplet of water, you can add a macro lens to your iPhone that allows you to capture  crystal clear high-resolution close-ups. Here’s how!

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How To Make Your Own iPhone Macro Lens

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Why spend $20 on a good-quality, purpose-made macro lens for your iPhone when you could spend $10 on 3-D printing your own holder and another $4 for a glass lens to put inside it? That, my friends, is a saving of six whole dollars. Six American dollars that Appsman — the maker of this clever lens — is doubtless frittering away on a night of frenzied celebration. And if you, too, want to make yourself six bucks richer, then read on.

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